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5/26/06

HealthWise at 5 From 5.26

  • ADHD Drugs

About 3,000 US children and adults are rushed to emergency rooms each year after accidentally overdosing on or experiencing side effects from attention deficit drugs. That's according to researchers at the CDC after studying ER visits at 64 US hospitals in a recent two year period. They found nearly 200 visits related to ADHD drug use. In many of the cases, kids on ADHD treatment accidentally took someone else's medication or they took too much of their own. The experts decided that many cases could be avoided if medicines were simply locked away from kids. Meanwhile, the FDA is currently reviewing whether to require a stronger, "black box" warning on ADHD drugs because of a possible link to heart risks.  

  • Music Pain

A new study indicates it doesn't even matter what kind of music you're listening to, just play something when you're in pain. This study was done by the Cleveland clinic. Everybody in the study suffered from joint pain. But they were divided into three groups, some listened to music they chose, others listened to what they were given and the third group didn't get anything at all. The group in the most pain was the group with no music. But among the others, it didn't' matter if they chose the music or not, if it was playing, their pain was reduced.  

  • Sleep Less & Gain Weight

You might want to switch to decaf if you're trying to lose weight. Because sleep may be part of the weight loss formula. A study at Case Western Reserve University included 68,000 women. Researchers found that women who get less than five hours of sleep a night tend to gain more weight than people who get a solid seven hours of shut-eye. The reason behind the findings are unclear, but their theory is that sleeping less could affect a person's basal metabolic rate, which accounts for the number of calories you burn when you rest.

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